Thursday, March 16, 2006

New York's Secret Places: Sniffen Court

It's time for round 3 of New York's Secret Places (#1, #2). Today we're heading to Sniffen Court, a residential enclave hidden behind a fence in the middle of a sidestreet in Manhattan's Murray Hill. The courtyard is located on 36th Street (between Lexington & 3rd Ave) and consists of 10 stables built around 1860 and converted to housing in the early 1900's. Sniffen Court is best known as the background for the album cover of the Doors' Strange Days. Here's the video- note how it's unobtrusively tucked between buildings:

There's some really good photos of Sniffen Court here (2nd-4th down).
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